Whether you are remodeling because you are selling your home, repairing damage, or just wanting a fresh new look, flooring can set the tone for the rest of your home’s décor.
Carpet used to be the flooring that everyone used in their home. Fads came and went such as shag carpeting, but many manufacturers began using material that was more cost effective, often making the carpet less dependable. So people began to look at new horizons where flooring was concerned.
Today’s modern home buyer usually wants either hardwood flooring or tile, due to its durability and the fact that it is very easy to clean. The latest trend is to have hardwood throughout the house and adding area rugs in high traffic areas and bedrooms. This is probably the top selling option in the market today.
However, there are many other types of materials available to those who are remodeling or putting the finishing touches on a new home, such as:
• Polished concrete
Tile is a popular option that once was scoffed at because it was cold to the touch in the winter. Today, you can install heating under the tile that keeps them warm, so you do not have to put your bare feet on a cold surface. This has made tile once again a popular choice, especially in bathrooms and kitchens where water is a concern.
Many of the material options will depend on how the rooms are used and how much traffic goes through each room. Hardwood can be polished and buffed to remove scuffs and scratches, making it ideal for any room that is used for almost any purpose. However, a more porous product such as bamboo, may not be suitable for every room or for high traffic areas.
Each flooring option has its advantages and disadvantages and has different price points. We can help you decide which option will work best for you and your family. Give us a call or fill out the form for your free in-home estimate.